MCC Churches in Illinois

  1. Our Churches in Illinois
  2. Religious profile of Illinois

    Illinois is tied for 33rd most religious state overall

    51% of adults in Illinois are “highly religious,” based on an overall index

    50% (27th) say religion is very important in their lives

    34% (28th) say they attend worship services at least weekly

    51% (29th) say they pray daily

    61% (31st) say they believe in God with absolute certainty

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    Quick Facts About LGBTQ Illinois

    Total State Population: 12,741,080 (Census 2018)

    Total Adult Population: 9,883,814 (Census 2018)

    Total LGBTQ Adult Population: 426,000 (Gallup/Williams 2018)

    % of Adults (18+) Who are LGBTQ: 4.3% (Gallup/Williams 2018)

    % of LGBTQ Adults (25+) Raising Children: 28% (Gallup/Williams 2018)


    Illinois’ LGBTQ Policy Tally

    Sexual Orientation Policy Tally: 14.5/18.5 (HIGH)

    Gender Identity Policy Tally: 15/20 (HIGH)

    Overall Tally: 29.5/38.5 (HIGH)

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